- Many balsa wood kits don’t come with a motor or RC components, so you’ll need to provide them
- Plastic aircraft kits can range from simple “plug together kits” aimed at beginners, to more complex models with hundreds of pieces
- Almost every classic or military aircraft can be purchased as a kit – we’ve shortlisted some of the best ones
There are lots of different model aircraft kits, ranging from detail recreations of classic military aircraft to radio-controlled balsa wood kits.
We’ve always had a fascination with the sky, which is probably why the human race ventured into the skies in the first place. You can get a little bit of aviation history with these model aircraft kits which include radio controlled kits and gliders.
With any model that requires assembly, be sure you know what you’re getting in to beforehand. They all come with instructions but some are more advanced than others, so it’s always best to check.
The kits are usually the starting point for the model and will come with all the parts you need to assemble. Some of the more simple plastic kits don’t require gluing, but you’ll still need to purchase paint if you want to decorate them – they’re still a really low cost introduction to model building for beginners. More advanced plastic kits can come with hundreds of pieces which need to be glued as you assemble them.
In general, radio controlled kits don’t come with the motor or remote controls, so you’ll need to purchase those separately. But, other balsa wood kits are simply intended to be models, which like their plastic counterparts, can be painted when complete.